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Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 30

Wall St looks to end rough quarter on positive note

Market Recap 09/29/15: The Dow and S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Tuesday, though the day’s trading was volatile and the S&P nearly broke below its August low before rebounding. If the benchmark index falls below that level, it could trigger some additional selling and be a negative sign for near-term market momentum. The slight …

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Sep 29

Stocks look to rebound from China-driven selloff

Market Recap 09/28/15:   U.S. stocks fell sharply on Monday, with the S&P 500 ending down 2 percent as biotechnology stocks continued to see sharp losses while the latest data out of China underlined the growth concerns investors have about the region. Democratic lawmakers came out against recent increases in drug prices, criticism that was …

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Sep 28

Uncertainty continues as investors await Fed clarity

Market Recap 09/25/15: U.S. stocks were mixed on Friday, though the Dow was sharply lifted by comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who said an interest rate hike was likely to occur by the end of the year. Investors took the comments as a sign that economic growth was strong enough to withstand such a …

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Sep 25

Yellen comments seen as a positive, Nike rallies

Market Recap 09/24/15: U.S. stocks fell in a volatile session on Thursday, as a lowered outlook from industrial bellwether Caterpillar (CAT) underlined investor concerns about the strength of the economy and what impact growth levels would have on corporate results. Healthcare and biotech stocks were also lower, dropping for their fifth straight session, a selloff spurred by …

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Sep 24

Weak data raises new questions about growth

Market Recap 09/22/15: U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as disappointing economic data – on both domestic and international fronts – weighed on energy and material shares. Chinese factory data sank to a six-year low while U.S. manufacturing growth was at its lowest in two years. Both reports underlined ongoing concerns about the pace of global …

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Sep 23

China returns as Wall St’s primary driver

Market Recap 09/21/15:   U.S. stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, with major indexes down more than 1 percent in a broad decline that saw all ten primary S&P 500 sectors ending lower. The biggest losses occurred in the material and energy sectors, which were dragged down by falling commodity prices. Continued concerns about the pace …

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Sep 22

Stocks look set for weak session as commodities drop

Market Recap 09/21/15: U.S. stocks ended a volatile session with gains on Monday, as financial stocks advanced in a rebound off recent weakness. Banks have been pressured ever since the Federal Reserve last week held off on raising interest rates, which investors took as a sign that the sector’s net interest margins could remain weak. …

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Sep 21

Stocks look for modest rebound after Friday selloff

Market Recap 09/18/15:   U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday, as the Federal Reserve’s recent decision to not increase interest rates underlined investor concerns about the pace of economic growth. The U.S. central bank has said it wouldn’t raise rates until it deems the economy strong enough to withstand such a move, and Fed Chair …

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Sep 17

The debate of raised interest rates wages on

Market Recap: Stocks rallied the day ahead of the long anticipated September Fed meeting as stocks climbed nearly 1%. In spite of the rally, the debate about whether or not the Fed will raise interest rates for the first time in 9 years wages on. While the announcement was highly anticipated, it is in fact …

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Sep 15

Eventual interest rate hike by the Fed

Market Recap: Investors continued to fret over the impact of an eventual interest rate hike by the Fed, which could come this Thursday when the Federal Open Market Committee makes its official September announcement – read our WSJ MarketWatch column here: Oil prices declined on Monday, pulling stocks lower with them, as Treasury yields fell …

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